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Thread: Skate America to be in Chicago area (Hoffman Estates, IL) Oct. 24-26

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    tell me what kind of food you like and i can provide a (very extensive) list of available food opportunities.
    Eataly!!! :D

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    OMG!!! It was one of the cities that I was hoping would get it. It also happens to be on the weekend my Ohio State Buckeyes have an away game at Penn State. Road trip to my sister's house which is close to Hoffman Estates.

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    I am so thankful to hear the USFS has accommodated many hardcore college football fans.

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    Does anyone know generally how much tickets to these events go for. I have never been to a Grand Prix competition and would like to get an idea of just how many pennies I need to save ;-) Also, has anyone heard when tickets go on sale?
    The tickets will likely go on sale shortly after the lineups are announced in June. The price depends on where you sit.....When I went in 2012, they charged $365 (plus fees and taxes) for the VIP all-event pass that gave you access to a lounge and some other perks (plus nice seats, of course), but you can get all-event tickets for much less....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post

    The tickets will likely go on sale shortly after the lineups are announced in June. The price depends on where you sit.....When I went in 2012, they charged $365 (plus fees and taxes) for the VIP all-event pass that gave you access to a lounge and some other perks (plus nice seats, of course), but you can get all-event tickets for much less....
    Thanks Mrs. P, that actually would be doable since I would not have to fly anywhere and I would get to sleep at home. Sounds like a late BD or early Christmas gift LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by w4300 View Post
    Thanks Mrs. P, that actually would be doable since I would not have to fly anywhere and I would get to sleep at home. Sounds like a late BD or early Christmas gift LOL
    Sounds like a plan. I sprung for the VIP tickets last time since I didn't have to fly. I probably won't spurge so much this time, if I go, since I would have to pay for plane tickets/rental car.

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    Woot--already got permission from hubster! Not that I need it, but, you know...
    I'm sure it'll be easier to track down good eats closer to the time. And tickets conveniently go on sale around my birthday

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertskates View Post
    Woot--already got permission from hubster! Not that I need it, but, you know...
    I'm sure it'll be easier to track down good eats closer to the time. And tickets conveniently go on sale around my birthday
    Still working on mine. Penciling out costs and seeing if I want to trade a half-marathon in the Olympic peninsula for this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    I am so thankful to hear the USFS has accommodated many hardcore college football fans.
    It's about time USFS got something right in Sloopy's world. Although I'm sure there will be someone who isn't going to be happy because their favorite college team is playing on that weekend. What would have been even better, and probably would have made may heart explode with excitement, would have been if the Buckeyes were playing a noon game against the Wildcats in Evanston on that Saturday. Football in the afternoon, figure skating in the evening.

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    I was SO excited to see this headline (I grew up in the area), but calling this suburb Chicago is really pushing it. I'd love to go, but with my parents living in the actual city, I imagine this isn't realistic or do-able without a public transit option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    Still working on mine. Penciling out costs and seeing if I want to trade a half-marathon in the Olympic peninsula for this...
    Yikes, tough choice! But if you go with the half-marathon, the gs folks on the ground will keep you well informed

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishOutOfWater View Post
    I was SO excited to see this headline (I grew up in the area), but calling this suburb Chicago is really pushing it. I'd love to go, but with my parents living in the actual city, I imagine this isn't realistic or do-able without a public transit option.
    Yeah, it's like in 2012 when they said it was in Seattle and it was in a suburb about 20 miles away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloopy View Post
    What would have been even better, and probably would have made may heart explode with excitement, would have been if the Buckeyes were playing a noon game against the Wildcats in Evanston on that Saturday. Football in the afternoon, figure skating in the evening.
    Uh, it's NOT noon here in Chicago land for early BT kickoffs. That would be an 11AM kickoff. The Western Division is Central Time (minus the Indiana team in our division). Also, if my 'Cats get their mojo back this season, that would have been another night game or at the very least a 2:30. As it is, my 'Cats are on a bye week that weekend. WOOT! I've already cleared it with Mr. mskater and I might (just might, if he doesn't pick that weekend for a fall marathon) just drag him to this as well. Coach #1 and I talked about it this morning and are considering volunteering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    Sounds like a plan. I sprung for the VIP tickets last time since I didn't have to fly. I probably won't spurge so much this time, if I go, since I would have to pay for plane tickets/rental car.
    If you book plane tix, make sure you also check Milwaukee and Rockford as Milwaukee is a little over an hour from HE and Rockford about the same and both are quite reasonable for getting out of (TSA, etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mskater93 View Post
    If you book plane tix, make sure you also check Milwaukee and Rockford as Milwaukee is a little over an hour from HE and Rockford about the same and both are quite reasonable for getting out of (TSA, etc)
    Ooohhh good idea! I interned in Milwaukee one summer and went to Chicago a lot.

    Mr. P's never been to Chicago, so looking forward to introducing him to some of my fave places (when we're not in the burbs, of course)....it's been six years since I've been there last!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mskater93 View Post
    Uh, it's NOT noon here in Chicago land for early BT kickoffs. That would be an 11AM kickoff. The Western Division is Central Time (minus the Indiana team in our division). Also, if my 'Cats get their mojo back this season, that would have been another night game or at the very least a 2:30. As it is, my 'Cats are on a bye week that weekend. WOOT! I've already cleared it with Mr. mskater and I might (just might, if he doesn't pick that weekend for a fall marathon) just drag him to this as well. Coach #1 and I talked about it this morning and are considering volunteering.
    Haha, it would be sort of fun to run a race while I"m over there, but that that would be overkill...
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